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Ekawati, Rooselyna; Lin, Fou-Lai – Indonesian Mathematical Society Journal on Mathematics Education, 2014
In this study, we aimed at demonstrating the power of Variation Theory in exploring the local situation of Indonesian teachers and Teacher Professional Development program. The projection of Variation theory regarding the enterprise of teaching results on the need of sensitivity of students and exemplary teaching strategy that differ with teachers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Development, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Instruction
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Kaur, Berinderjeet – Indonesian Mathematical Society Journal on Mathematics Education, 2014
Singapore's Education System has evolved over time and so has Mathematics Education in Singapore. The present day School Mathematics Curricula can best be described as one that caters for the needs of every child in school. It is based on a framework that has mathematical problem solving as its primary focus. The developments from 1946 to 2012…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Curriculum, National Curriculum
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Hossain, Md. Anowar; Tarmizi, Rohani Ahmad; Ayud, Ahmad Fauzi Mohd – Indonesian Mathematical Society Journal on Mathematics Education, 2012
Collaborative and cooperative learning studies are well recognized in Malaysian mathematics education research. Cooperative learning is used to serve various ability students taking into consideration of their level of understanding, learning styles, sociological backgrounds that develop students' academic achievement and skills, and breeze the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Mathematics Education, Teaching Methods
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Michie, Michael – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2017
The introduction of a new curriculum in Indonesian schools seeks to bring about changes in Indonesian society as well as students' knowledge base. The curriculum is based on two layers of competencies: Core Competencies, and Basic Competencies. Core Competencies are applicable at all year levels and for all subjects. They include religious and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Curriculum, Comparative Education, Comparative Analysis
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Haara, Frode Olav; Bolstad, Oda Heidi; Jenssen, Eirik S. – European Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 2017
The development of mathematical literacy in schools is of significant concern at the policy level, and research is an important source of information in this process. This review article focuses on areas of research interest identified in empirical projects on mathematical literacy, and how mathematical literacy in schools is approached by…
Descriptors: Numeracy, Educational Research, Educational Practices, Concept Formation
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Stoehr, Kathleen Jablon – Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education, 2017
Mathematics education researchers have investigated mathematics anxiety in prospective elementary teachers. While many of these studies have focused on the bodily sensations and emotions of mathematics anxiety, particularly those felt in assessment situations, opportunities remain to investigate how prospective elementary teachers interpret their…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Anxiety, Elementary Education, Females
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Woodward, Kathleen E. – Journal of International Education and Leadership, 2015
This paper examines the role of schools in slowly Islamizing Indonesian society and politics. Why is this Islamization happening and what does it portend for the future of democracy in Indonesia? The research is mostly qualitative and done through field experience, interviews, and data collection. It is concluded that radical madrasahs are not the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Islam, Democracy, Role of Education
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Escalera-Chávez, Milka Elena; García-Santillán, Arturo; Córdova-Rangel, Arturo; González-Gómez, Santiago; Tejada-Peña, Esmeralda – European Journal of Contemporary Education, 2016
The aim of this research work is to analyze whether there is a difference in the degree of anxiety towards mathematics among students of different educational levels. The study is not experimental and cross sectional, and it is based on difference of means between groups. The sample is not probabilistic, and consisted of 226 students from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mathematics Anxiety, Instructional Program Divisions, Elementary Secondary Education
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Roux, Annalie; Nieuwoudt, Hercules; Nieuwoudt, Susan – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2015
It is a known fact that South African learners underachieve in mathematics. One possible factor that might have an influence on their mathematics achievement is the conceptual knowledge of mathematics teachers. In order to facilitate conceptual understanding, mathematics teachers themselves must possess profound mathematical knowledge. One key…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Foreign Countries, Mathematics Teachers, Mathematics Achievement
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Dharmadasa, Kumudini; Nakos, Anna; Bament, John; Edwards, Andy; Reeves, Howard – Australian Mathematics Teacher, 2014
In this article, the contributing authors of the journal "Australian Mathematics Teacher" provide strategies and suggest access to resources for teachers to nurture mathematical talent in their classrooms and schools. There are suggestions for school districts and jurisdictions to engage teachers in professional learning to increase…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, School Districts, Faculty Development
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Gold, Bonnie – College Mathematics Journal, 2011
Even those with no interest in the philosophy of mathematics take positions on a range of philosophical issues when they teach mathematics. Some of these issues are intimately related to common student confusions. These include the nature of mathematical objects and relations such as real numbers and equality; how we come to conclude a…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Grade 4, Mathematics Education, Teaching Methods
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Weinberg, Paul J. – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2017
Because reasoning about mechanism is critical to disciplined inquiry in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) domains, this study focuses on ways to support the development of this form of reasoning. This study attends to how mechanistic reasoning is constituted through mathematical description. This study draws upon Smith's…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, High School Students
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Faulkner, Valerie N.; Cain, Chris R. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2013
Student performance in mathematics has been linked to the mathematical knowledge of the teacher. Based on this finding, a 5-day professional development module was created to improve teachers' mathematical knowledge and their understanding of number sense. We found no difference prior to the professional development in mathematical content…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Mathematics Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching
Areepattamannil, Shaljan; Kaur, Berinderjeet – Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2013
This study, drawing on data from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) 2011, examined whether mathematics teachers' perceptions of their students' mathematical competence were related to mathematics achievement, affect toward mathematics, and engagement in mathematics lessons among Grade 8 students in Singapore and…
Descriptors: Mathematics Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Mathematics Skills, Competence
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Engelbrecht, Johann; Mwambakana, Jeanine – African Journal of Research in Mathematics, Science and Technology Education, 2016
The purpose of mathematics competitions, and in our case the South African Mathematics Olympiad (SAMO), is to promote problem solving skills and strategies, to generate interest and enthusiasm for mathematics and to identify the most talented mathematical minds. SAMO is organised in two divisions--a junior and a senior division--over three rounds.…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Junior High School Students, Competition, Foreign Countries
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